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The inspired and powerful recordings by the Charles Mingus Quintet on Jazz in Detroit document a weeklong residency collecting live radio broadcasts made in a workshop setting. more

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A backbone of Milwaukee’s jazz scene, Devin Drobka flaunts his love of improvisation on his long-in-the-making new album. more

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Vera, the fourth album by cutting-edge Toronto-based jazz trio Myriad3, presents a meditative music that is quietly intense and deliberately focused. more

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The Toronto jazz group The Tiki Collective brings together 16 vocalists and a flock of players for a set of recordings that draw on the ’50s-’60s tiki bar exotica associated with Arthur Lyman. more

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The second release on a North American label by Havana’s Harold Lopez-Nussa shows the talented young pianist to have one foot in jazz and the other in his country’s traditional rhythms. more

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The legendary jazzman discusses his time with Mile Davis, his latest tour with his Akoustic Band, and his most memorable collaborations. more

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In Real Time is a showcase for the veteran and versatile jazz trumpeter John Bailey as well as that of his side musicians, especially guitarist John Hart. more

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Jethro Tull founder-flautist Ian Anderson culled through 50 years of releases for this three-CD set, a well-chosen collection representing the band from the beginning through almost now. more

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Joe Jordan, Tonight Only, NuBlu and Altered Five Blues Band will all perform at the second annual Granville Blues & Jazz Fest, happening June 23-24. more

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On Pardes, guitarist-oud player Amos Hoffman and pianist Noam Lemish perform a lush set of compositions that combine Near Eastern music with jazz, steeped in the particular traditions of Sephardic Jews. more

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With saxophone and bass as the lead instruments, Brooklyn’s Molly Tigre demonstrates a grounding in jazz as well as funky late 20th-century Ethiopian pop on its debut album. more

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Recording with electronic producer Christian Strehlow, versatile Milwaukee singer Amanda Huff broke from her usual process for her vibrant debut album, Hemiptera. more

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On You’re Driving Me Crazy, Van Morrison shares credit with Grammy-nominated jazz artist Joey DeFrancesco, whose Hammond organ sets the pace for the funky ’50s lounge arrangements of standards and originals. more

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Chicago jazz singer Erin McDougald has a way with melodies and on her fourth album, Outside the Soiree, she’s backed by a classic nightclub jazz lineup—piano, bass, drums, sax and tinkling vibes. more

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“We’re like a hip-hop Chicago,” says Lance Loiselle, sousaphone player for the Windy City’s Lowdown Brass Band. more

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The weekend of May 11-13 brings a diverse mix of jazz musicians and enthusiasts to the beautiful Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis. as they kick off the summer concert season with the 16th annual Jazz on the Vine festival. more

Music

Two fine new jazz releases by piano-based trios—one is straight-ahead circa now while the other swings in a more traditional vein. more

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The Milwaukee-born saxophonist and his trio offered tuneful interpretations of classics Friday night, but it was his meditative originals that truly stood out. more

Concert Reviews

On New Horizons, the Canadian composer-band leader shines on the bass veena, a resonant creation capable of setting tempo as well as taking the lead in compositions that bring a jazz pulse to Indian traditions. more

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Latrice McGlothin’s second CD, is rich with mature lyrical perspectives that could fit easily on adult R&B radio as well as soul/gospel programming. more

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